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Most upgrades were awarded in higher-level subjects, including biology (392), followed by maths (325), Irish (256), English (245) and French (205). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results have been upgraded after students successfully sought rechecks of their papers. The record number follows a su(...)

Agricultural science students are not allowed to appeal the results of their practical project which is worth 25 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Parents of students at south Dublin schools are threatening legal action against the State Examinations Commission (SEC) over its refusal to allow pup(...)

The commission  said it had notified schools when the Leaving Cert appeals timeframe was reconfigured for the 2019 examinations that there would be an impact on the issue date for the Junior Cert results. Photograph: Getty

This year’s Junior Certificate results will not be available to students until October 4th, almost a month later than usual, due to extra time require(...)

Over 9,000 students appealed some 17,000 Leaving Cert grades this year, the highest number on record. File photograph: Getty

The number of Leaving Cert students seeking rechecks of their marks has surged by 75 per cent, prompting the State Examinations Commission to reassure(...)

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2019 Second Round offers: https://iti.ms/2Zrkq7S 

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2019 Second Round offers: https://iti.ms/2Zrkq7S Just over 1,600 CAO applicants who did not get the course (...)

The second round of CAO offers will take place on Wednesday, August 28th. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of third-level applicants who received an offer of a college course from the Central Applications Office (CAO) have until this evening to ac(...)

The Irish Times’ free online helpdesk received questions from teenagers and their parents over what implications the 2019 Leaving Cert results might h(...)

Shauna Keogh: “Still, when it came to applying for college courses”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

“The men of the Smoky Mountains were hunting for ginseng. Deep in the Appalachian range in the US, they do this work because it is lucrative. But, eve(...)

Apprenticeships are industry-led and based around the staffing needs of small, medium and large firms so, almost by definition, all apprenticeships are for roles in high demand. Photograph: iStock

What’s most surprising about apprenticeships? Is it that it took a recession – and the near collapse in the numbers of school-leavers taking them up(...)

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